original article by Christian Bakonyi in Concerto 12/2017, Austria
Jazz Austria – Muriel Grossmann – Momentum
After albums “Awakening”, “Earth Tones” and “Natural Time” Muriel Grossmann fascinates once again with “Momentum”, with her highly spiritual, exciting, captivating way of playing the saxophone. Grossmann has recorded “Momentum” together with the guitarist Radomir Milojkovic, the bassist Gina Schwarz and the drummer Uros Stamenkovic. It offers a wonderful journey into the jazz, that was once played by John Coltrane.
Already the music of the opener composition “Elevation” reaches out, it does not pull or tear, but invites with sensitivity, to the diverse sounds, which will yet come. Muriel Grossmann and her quartet create a sound space that envelops one like a warming coat in the cold winter, while one is relaxing watching the flickering, natural light off the fireplace, which dips the room in ever new colors with friendly dancing shadows. The almost 67 minutes felt like 20, so exciting are the seven pieces that you can start right away again from the beginning, because you will discover new things, find new sounds in this wonderful watercolor of sounds. (Bak) Christian Bakonyi, Concerto, Dec 2017
© & ℗ 2017 Dreamlandrecords
7 tks / 67 mins
Muriel Grossmann – ts, as and ss, Radomir Milojkovic – g, Gina Schwarz – b, Uros Stamenkovic – dr